Worried about the core m?

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  1. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Have a read....

    http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/asus-zenbook-ux305-1264384/review
     
  2. noobinator macrumors 601

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    This is the only bad part I saw:

    "While I had an excellent overall experience with the UX305, once the laptop digs into its reserve battery tank, the Intel Core M chip performance suddenly plummets. It's a problem you'll likely never run into until after 5 hours of usage, but was a huge annoyance when I struggled to even draft a single email as the laptop slowed to a crawl."
     
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  4. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    OK so when running into the last part of the battery and you want to start thinking about plugging into a charger it slows the processor down to conserve battery power.

    Really not worth worrying about.
     
  5. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    That's likely a manufacturer choice, to put everything down to a minimum in order to save those last few minutes of battery usage.
     
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  9. spaceballl macrumors 68030

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    In the spec race, PCs typically have better value. While Windows 10 looks to be a huge improvement, I prefer OS X. Case closed.
     
  10. iRun26.2, Apr 3, 2015
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    iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    It's over 25% (6/10lb) heavier and it doesn't have a backlit keyboard.

    And then there is Windows...yuck! :)

    When I buy Apple, I don't care about value. I want an uncompromising product. The rMB is just that: Utmost portability first.

    I look forward to picking up the new rMB for the first time and noticing that it is, amazingly, not as heavy as my 11" MBA.

    (By the way, does anyone know how bright (nits) the rMB screen is?)
     
  11. dexterbell macrumors 6502a

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    Huh? Its only 2.64 pounds and its thinner than the Macbook at the rear. Its only $699, so I can forgive it not having a backlit keyboard. Most people turn theirs way down or off to save battery life anyways. I was typing on my MBA last night in a totally dark room with my keyboard light off, you can see the keys just fine from the light of the screen.

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    That pretty sad actually.
     
  12. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. It's kind of like dining. In restaurants. I can go to MacDonalds and get a cheeseburger for a few bucks. I can go to Chilis and get a cheeseburger for more bucks. And I can go to a nicer restaurant and pay quite a few more dollars for a cheeseburger. Now, the nicer the restaurant, the better the quality of the burger, ostensibly. But that's not all I'm paying for in my premium price. I'm also paying for service, ambiance, and overall experience. Same with a car. Same with Apple computers. They're botique. They're BMW compared to Honda or Toyota. They're Cheesecake Factory compared to Chilis and MacDonalds. They're not Ferrari. They're not Tavern on the Green. But they represent a more quality experience than your average vendor. Ya, you can get a burger most places. But some people are willing to pay a premium for higher quality materials and a better end-to-end experience than anything in the Windows world has to offer. It ain't for everyone. Some people will never be willing to blow $200 to eat at a fancier place when they can grab burgers at Applebee's for $40. Many people will never throw down $100k for an Audi or Mercedes when they can get a well equipped Honda for $25k. Others will stick to the $10k- $15k subcompact lineup, arguing that a car is a car, and that as long is it gets you from point A to point B, why shouldn't you pay as little as possible? For them, there is Dell and Asus, and any number of Windows machines. For people who are willing to pay more for a better computing experience (in their perspectives), Apple is the go-to choice.

    In my opinion, none of these camps ought to look down on the others in prideful disdain. To each his own. I eat at a spectrum of restaraunts, from Chilis to fine dining. I drive a nicer car, but not a luxury car. I shop Apple, not Dell or Acer or Lenovo. And I have friends who do the opposite. I meet them for lunch at McDonalds, and catch rides in their Chevy compacts, and refrain from belittling them for using PCs instead of Macs. In return, they respect me and my choices, and refrain from treating me with pettiness and jealousy over my more-expensive laptop and car, because they know better than to stake self-worth to material and fiscal things. I don't care how much they make, or what kinds of things they buy. They don't care either. We hang. Period.
     
  13. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    Sorry, the MB is a compromise. Performance for portability.

    I don't think the product is necessarily a bad value. I reserve that judgement for when I can try it out. But I'm saddened to hear people don't demand value out of Apple's products. This ultimately means I pay more and get less.

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    So noble of you to hang with "them." You try to draw parallels to the MB but just come off as arrogant. You clearly base self worth on wealth. Of course the lesser class should not do the same so as to not be disappointed. Eck! What kind of person would belittle someone for using a PC anyway? This whole tirade is just ridiculous. Period.
     
  14. Serban Suspended

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    Why is sad? because he buy a laptop that he needs and love and money are not a problem? Get real
     
  15. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    Getting real is about thinking: what your pay and for what. Rationality in this case has nothing to do with how much money do you have.
     
  16. iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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  17. noobinator macrumors 601

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    Some of you don't realize how much R&D goes into a new product. I doubt their profit margins on the new rMB are any higher than the other MBs. They pay to bring us sleek & shiny new toys and we pay to buy them. If you want something not as sleek or shiny but more powerful, pass this up and buy a MBP.

    I'd say about 95% or more of the people buying MBPs for the power could use a rMB and not suffer. Some want specs and some want sleek and shiny but usable. I want the latter.
     
  18. iRun26.2, Apr 4, 2015
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    iRun26.2 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly!

    Don't people realize how much it takes to:
    1) Design new battery enclosures
    2) Design a new keyboard mechanism
    3) Design a fan-less heat transfer system
    4) Design an ultra-thin display

    These are not simple things! Why should Apple not charge more money for their new design?

    In my line of work, the top priority is to make my product smaller. We have customers who are willing to pay large sums of money to get something that is more compact. I know how smaller components are more expensive. It's just the way it works. I can appreciate the thought that went into all steps used to make the new rMB
     
  19. Serban Suspended

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    For him and for me , money is not a problem. So why not pay for a thing that we love and use? Why it must be sad for us?? :D:D
     
  20. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    It should not be sad at all. It is good to see Members who like the new rMB that meets their needs and they are eagerly waiting for it.
    Rationality is different for all of us.
     
  21. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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  22. pasadena macrumors 6502a

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    I won't pretend it's a good financial decision. A good one for me would be to keep my MBA. Second best would be to get a new MBA. However, it's not jeopardizing my finances either, and I have the money saved up for it.

    Let people be sad for me, I'm not and I seriously don't care. Some people have $80K cars (with loans) or CC debt, which I personally find stupid too. And they don't care what I think. And they shouldn't.

    To each his/her own.
     
  23. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68020

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    Fair enough. As I said "ratio decidendi" is different in case of all of us.
     
  24. macmotive macrumors newbie

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    this is a machine for people that already have real computers and need a convenient way to get work done on the road when the mac/macbook pro is out of reach. too bad about the missing sim card slot. maybe next time
     
  25. PDFierro macrumors 68040

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    The rMB will be my real computer.
     

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